My path to dentistry started when I was very young.
I took great interest in my science classes and developed a passion for understanding facts, principles, theories, and models that explain the workings of the natural world. I was fascinated at how, the use of science, treatment, and medicine could help people and it was then that I distinctly remember deciding I wanted to be a doctor.
I grew up with my step-father, Dr. Steven Faigan, a renowned local periodontist, who encouraged me to consider dentistry as a career. As I neared completion of my undergraduate degree, a long-time family friend, Dr. Don MacRae, who further encouraged me to pursue dentistry.
I spent time shadowing at his clinic, as well as other clinics around the Okanagan, and was soon convinced to exclusively pursue dentistry.
Five years later, and I have to agree with Dr. Don: I really enjoy being a dentist!
I genuinely like being able to help people each and every day. Whether it’s getting someone out of pain or helping them correct cosmetic issues with their smile, each case presents its own challenges and demands that keeps the job exciting.